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  • Phuket Youth Sailing Club stars in King’s Cup dinghy events

    Phuket Youth Sailing Club stars in King’s Cup dinghy events

    PHUKET: A strong fleet of 34 Optimist and eight Lasers took part in the recent King’s Cup International Dinghy Regatta, with fifteen sailors from the Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC) between the ages of seven and 15 who joined other sailors from Phuket, Phang Nga, Samui, Songkhla and Sattahip to take part in the three-day event.

  • Don’t judge Thorpe… yet.

    Don’t judge Thorpe… yet.

    PHUKET: “It’s not a concern now. Maybe later, but now it’s too premature.

  • Phuket golfers getting ready for Youth Games

    Phuket golfers getting ready for Youth Games

    PHUKET: The Youth Golf Club of Phuket has sent one young player to compete in the United States before preparing for the Phuket Youth Games to be held from May 28 to June 5 with 10 other members of the club. Jinjuta Thongtan, a student at Satree School Phuket, was selected to represent Thailand at the World Junior Golf Series to be held at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which opens today and runs through December 24

  • Dispute between Phuket expats may lead to charges of extortion

    Dispute between Phuket expats may lead to charges of extortion

    PHUKET: Police yesterday arrested a restaurant owner in Phuket’s busy tourist town of Patong, on Phuket’s west coast, after he visited another Patong restaurant owner and threatened him if he didn’t “repay” 7 million baht. Lt Col Tammasan Boonsong told the Phuket Gazette today that he arrived at Orient Restaurant at 7pm last night with a squad of police officers and a warrant for the arrest of the restaurant’s owner, Naser Amim Mohammad Mansour, 45, from Jordan.

  • Villagers mourn death of Plai Sang, 67

    Villagers mourn death of Plai Sang, 67

    PHUKET: Villagers of Lam Tab District in Krabi, a 40-minute boat ride across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, are mourning the death of one of their most respected members – 67-year-old Plai Sang. The bull elephant was caught in 1956 and is believed to have been a sibling of Plai Pra Sawet, a highly respected elephant that was caught and handed over to the care of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej that same year. “This is a big loss for the people of Lam Tab because Plai Sang was dignified,” said village chief Samran Nuansomsri.

  • Mandala Phuket takes home best condo award

    Mandala Phuket takes home best condo award

    PHUKET: Mandala Condominiums took home the prestigious Best Condo Development at The 2011 Thanachart Bank Thailand Property Awards, held recently at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok. Mandala Condominiums – a collection of 24 over-sized apartments, all with private pools and located in Phuket’s prestigious Laguna area, was recognized at a gala ceremony attended by more than 600 CEOs, managing directors, developers and other senior management figures from the national and regional property sector

  • Chalong Marina ready in 2012

    Chalong Marina ready in 2012

    PHUKET: Work on the 70-million-baht Chalong Bay Marina project is now about 90% complete and should be finished early in the new year, officials say. Phuriphat Teerakulpisut, Chief of the Marine Department Region 5 office in Phuket Town, said opening of the 44-slip facility will improve the island’s ability to accommodate the growing number of yachts that port in Phuket or visit the island

  • Update – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack

    Update – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attackPhuket GazetteKim Jong-il, the mysterious Communist leader who ruled North Korea for more than seventeen years, died of a massive heart attack on early Saturday morning, the government announced today.

  • Phuket’s Flynn second on Asia Pro surf tour

    Phuket’s Flynn second on Asia Pro surf tour

    PHUKET: Thirteen-year-old surfing star Annissa Flynn from Phuket closes her 2011 surfing season with top-ranking success. Phuket’s own super surfer has returned home after three weeks on the road to finish up the 2011 surfing season on a high.

  • MMA bar brawler Junie Browning: ‘not in Phuket’

    MMA bar brawler Junie Browning: ‘not in Phuket’

    PHUKET: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Junie Browning, who is wanted by Phuket Police for his role in